JFCS Navigate Enterprise Center Business Showcase Featured at MOSAIC Awards on May 23

JFCS has been providing assistance to microbusinesses for more than 20 years. In 1995, the program started with funding from the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement to give newly arrived refugees the opportunity to explore self-employment through microenterprise development as a viable means to financial self-sufficiency. Since then, it has grown into the Navigate Enterprise Center. Services have expanded to …

Meet Tony Odongo

23-year-old Tony Odongo began as Navigate Enterprise Center’s Business and Economic Intern in early June. Born in Homa Bay, West Kenya he moved to the U.S. almost four years ago to attend Yale University, and as an incoming senior, Tony’s majoring in Electrical Engineering. “I am a passionate Afro-optimist. I am a fervent believer in the role of technology in …

Navigate Business Showcase 2018

Every year as JFCS holds its MOSAIC Awards, the Navigate Enterprise Center presents its Business Showcase. This is an opportunity to highlight 10 businesses that Navigate has worked with throughout the year.  The businesses represent a variety of industries, ranging from artists, to services and handcrafted products.  In the same spirit of the MOSAIC’s, Navigate aims to showcase business owners …

From Idea to Thriving Business with the Help of Navigate Enterprise Center

Written by Carina Hahn, Navigate Enterprise Center Bulldog in the Bluegrass Intern “My business was literally only a thought, this time two years ago.” Megan Sheckles, the founder of MJ Weddings and Events Management, came to Navigate Enterprise Center in 2015 with an idea for her own wedding-planning business. Fast-forward two years, Megan’s business is now flourishing, with an extensive …